ELECTRIC VEHICLES: “We’re going to build the future as they build the past.” A tribal clean energy developer hopes a planned electric vehicle charging network can help Upper Midwest reservations move past recent oil pipeline fights. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Electric vehicle advocates push for more charging stations across the Midwest as they seek to make the region a leader in electric vehicle adoption. (KCUR)
• Lordstown Motors’ shares dropped roughly 14% on Friday after the company disclosed further delays in getting its electric truck to market. (Reuters)
• American Electric Power CEO Nick Akin says the utility’s grid is prepared “right now” for the expected wave of electric vehicle adoption. (CNBC)

CLIMATE:
• Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks to reimagine what a local power company can be by forming a nonprofit utility that produces renewable energy and relies on energy efficiency and geothermal for home heating. (E&E News)
• Indiana interfaith leaders call on Gov. Eric Holcomb to lead a “just transition” to clean energy and combat climate change. (Tribune-Star)

NUCLEAR: Chronic flooding and a growing amount of spent nuclear waste have whittled down the ancestral lands of the Prairie Island Indian Community in southeastern Minnesota to about a third of their original size. (New York Times)

PIPELINES:
• Oil pipelines and climate policy have emerged as key sticking points in U.S.-Canadian relations as the two countries and Mexico are set to hold a day-long diplomatic summit. (CBC)
• State officials spent nearly $1.6 million on security during a series of Line 3 protests at the Minnesota capital in August. (Star Tribune)
• A Michigan bill would stiffen penalties for ship operators who drag anchors through the Straits of Mackinac in the path of the Line 5 pipeline. (MLive)

OIL & GAS:
• Nearly half of the natural gas that Ameren Illinois will dispatch this winter has been stored in underground formations to help hedge against price spikes. (KSDK)
• College students rally outside of a Minnesota Power office in Duluth, calling on the utility to cancel plans for a proposed natural gas plant in Superior, Wisconsin. (WDIO)

COMMENTARY:
• Difficulty in acquiring public information from Kansas regulators about energy price spikes earlier this year show the need for more transparency to avoid future impacts on ratepayers, a columnist writes. (Kansas Reflector)
• DTE Energy’s $7 billion, five-year grid infrastructure plan will prepare Michigan for the “challenges posed by automobility, smart homes, severe weather, and the fast-evolving needs” of customers, writes the utility’s president and CEO. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.